Kingstown – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves confirmed on Monday that Attorney General Jaundy Martin is leaving the position.
Gonsalves said Matin was not renewing his contract because he wanted to be with his family that resides overseas.
“I’ve asked him to stay on for at least another month,” Gonsalves told radio listeners, confirming that the government is searching for a new chief legal advisor.
Martin’s contract ends this month. He has been in the position for the past five years.
“He has his family,” said Gonsalves, who is also Minister of Legal Affairs. “He has to go and be with his family who lives overseas.
“But, as you will know, I will have somebody in mind and would have spoken to that person already, but I am not ready to speak about it.”
Martin is the second person to serve as attorney general since the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) was returned to office in the March 2021 general elections.
He replaced Judith Jones-Morgan, who served for 16 years ending September 2017.
When he was sworn into the position, Martin said he was “very overwhelmed by the occasion”, adding “it is something that I never personally aspired to, but in the legal profession and a person in service in this country, anything is possible”.